Although this is classified as a fully obstructed view cabin , it is not . We had a floor to ceiling window that let in a lot of sunshine with a view between lifeboats . It was only partially obstructed . There was ample storage for all the clothes we packed in our 4 suitcases. The location near midship was convenient when having to go to the bow or stern . Hints - bring magnetic clips to hang up notes etc ... all surfaces are metal - we hung up 2 notes outside our door with arrows .. one read " Pointy End - Entertainment // the other - Blunt End - Food . We never went the wrong way and received many compliments from fellow passengers who used them also. - from our hall message bracket we hung a Viking helmet that we could see from either end of the very long hall so we could always locate our cabin . - bring a length of twine to use as a clothes line in the cabin . The one over the tub is not always long enough .
There is a floor to ceiling window at the end of the cabin with a large lifeboat just outside. We like the window to get a little daylight in and don't spend time looking out so it was fine. We could see the sky and could peer out below the lifeboat to see what the waves were like. Prefer the smaller windows on lower decks, though (Category H) because then the twin beds are set up against the back wall making it easier to access suitcases placed under the bed and easier to move around. The cabin was smaller than others we've had on the smaller ships: there were no drawers by the desk (there was a mini-fridge instead) and the drawers in the bedside tables were shallow. There were 3 closets: one with three shelves, the safe and a hanging bar for shirts and jackets; one for full length clothes and a third, closest to the door that we realized mid-cruise could be converted because there were two shelves along the back wall that can be pulled down or left up (we thought it was a full-length closet). Laundry service is $49 for the week-- the front desk confirmed that this is the new price. We'll be taking advantage of that in the future by packing lighter. Clothes are delivered clean, fresh and pressed the next day-- on hangars or folded, according to your preference. Pressing services are $28/week.
Our stewards had put out fresh fruit before we arrived and added to it whenever a piece was missing.
The stateroom was nice. Closet space was very generous. I was glad to see that there was bathtub. Stewards were really nice and cleaned the room twice a day and if you take a nap they come back and fix the bed again.
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The cabin was as expected with a restricted view. One thing we suspect is that the better cabin stewards are assigned to the better cabins....logical. This was an economical choice for a cabin and served our needs, however, the cleaning and care of the cabin fell below HALs usual high standard. When we checked in there were several clues that showed a less than thorough cleaning had been done. After informing the front desk, an inspection was done and the issue was rectified. Read entire member review.
The cabin was the same as a veranda cabin without a veranda. My view was of a lifeboat. The only time this was an issue is when they lowered the lifeboats to use them as tenders and this made a lot of noise. Read entire member review.
Closet space is very ample with plenty of room. I didn't even use all of it. Though there was a floor-to-ceiling window in my cabin, there was a fully obstructed view as a lifeboat was just outside. I could still see the ocean, however. Things were a little noisy in the morning as the cruise director came on the PA system in the hallways fairly early. A door to the promenade deck below tended to slam when passengers walked through it. Not really a serious problem as I should have been up anyway! Read entire member review.